Homemade Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Our weather has been really crazy for the past 3 weeks. We went from blazing hot temperatures in the 90’s, then to a nasty hurricane & tropical storm coming up the east coast, back to temperatures in the 80’s and now a cold front has moved through. What a difference 3 weeks have made, because today, it’s cold and chilly outside. Signs that winter is on it’s way.

I enjoy drinking hot chocolate year-round, but I admit during the Fall & Winter seasons, I drink it even more. I rarely purchase store bought hot cocoa and preserve to make homemade. It just tastes better and I can control the ingredients.

Homemade Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Today’s guest post recipe is courtesy of KRUPS.

Homemade Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe

2 cups whipping cream
6 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (12 ounce) package milk or dark chocolate chips


Whipped cream
Chocolate shavings

Stir together the whipping cream, milk, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips in a pot. Cover and cook on low, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot and chocolate chips are melted. Stir again before serving.

Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, as desired. (I would personally toss in some miniature marshmallows or a big spoonful of marshmallow creme too).

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  1. I have not made homemade hot chocolate for years. The premade packs are so bland and don’t really seem like much of a treat but this looks like it could be dessert. I would love to try it with my grandkids. How could it not become a favorite.

  2. Wow–with all that cream and chocolate, what a rich treat this would be! I love hot chocolate, but more often than not, I use those packets. I sometimes splurge on the good stuff, like Ghirardelli. There’s something so comforting about a nice mug of hot chocolate.

  3. shannon fowler says:

    Its not cold enough here for hot chocolate, but I know that season is coming. I love hot chocolate, but this recipe looks even better than what we normally do. Thanks for sharing

  4. Tamra Phelps says:

    Wow, that sounds rich & chocolately. It would be so much better than that thin pre-packaged stuff, for sure!

  5. I want some RIGHT NOW! I will have to go to the store since I don’t have the chocolate or the cream. I might put one drop of peppermint essential oil in it.

  6. ellen beck says:

    I admit I am lazy and use the premade packs :/ This sounds delicious though. I remember my Mom making homemade hot chocolate. In the winter, there is nothing better than sipping hot cocoa watching it snow.

  7. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I love using chocolate shavings to make hot chocolate. Usually I also use cocoa powder to make it taste more chocolatey and a teaspoon of coffee. Your recipe is so rich that I will have to save it for special occasions.